The Horizon of Cheops, an immersive journey to the heart of a pyramid at the Arab World Institute

By Cécile D., My B. Photos by Cécile D., Rizhlaine F. Posted June 14, 2022 at 16:31

The Institut du monde arabe invites us to embark on a unique journey, an immersive experience in virtual reality that leads us to discover one of the seven wonders of the world. From June 14 to October 2, 2022, come and discover “L’Horizon de Khéops”.

This is an event not to be missed, which lands in the world premiere at Paris. A trip extraordinary as many dream of since childhood. Come and visit one of the seven wonders of the world ancient, an archeological treasure, a monumental proof of Egyptian architectural genius, 4,500 years old.

L ‘Arab World Institute offers us an expedition Virtually discoverer Great Pyramid of Keops, located on the Giza Plateau, Egypt. From June 14 to October 2, 2022experience Cheops’ skyline allows us to make one of the most beautiful immersive travel in the world, without leaving the 5th arrondissement of Paris.

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Community Dispatcherspecializing in augmented experiences and virtual reality, worked for three years in collaboration with Peter Der Manuelian, professor of Egyptology at Harvard University and director of the Giza project. Scientific knowledge and cutting-edge technologies come together to give us a more true-than-life experience.

Equipped with equipment of Virtual realitywe walk freely in this orbit of more than 500 m², to discover this masterpiece that has passed the test of time, one of the oldest human constructions still standing.

Using a connected backpack and a headset, you instantly travel to the foot of King Cheop’s tomb. In 45 minutes, our virtual guide Mona reveals all of them secrets of this pyramid and its inhabitants. This augmented reality experience allows us to discover spaces closed to the public, richly decorated galleries, tombs … And even to climb effortlessly up to the top of this pyramid to admire Cairo as it is today.

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Our journey ends with a leap in time: here we have begun one funeral boaton the Nile, to attend the funeral of King Cheops, three thousand years before our era.

This unique experience offers us a real journey: we are teleported to Egypt, crossing the times and exploring the bowels of the pyramid in a single step. The design of this experience gives us the impression of being immersed in one video games in three dimensions : like Lara Croft or Nathan Drake (minus the fights), we embark on a unique adventure in the heart of one of the seven wonders of the world.

The immersion is such that several visitors have had new sensations on this trip. Bathed in this world in which we circulate freely, some explorers say they felt the cold as they entered the pyramid, had feelings of friction as the characters passed near them, smelling the incense used during the ceremony for embalming … For our part, this a larger than life expedition gave us dizziness : from the top of the pyramid the feeling of emptiness is very real! It does not matter: the spectacle offered under our feet is worth this little discomfort. It is therefore a successful bet for Emissive, who have designed this wonderful trip.

The Horizon of Cheops, an immersive journey to the heart of a pyramid to experience at the Arab World InstituteThe Horizon of Cheops, an immersive journey to the heart of a pyramid to experience at the Arab World InstituteThe Horizon of Cheops, an immersive journey to the heart of a pyramid to experience at the Arab World InstituteThe Horizon of Cheops, an immersive journey to the heart of a pyramid to experience at the Arab World Institute

This immersive experience, suitable for all visitors, children as adults, is a real sanseepos. An unusual, playful, educational, extraordinary journey. An adventure to live without hesitation. Be careful, this experiment can provoke an endless fascination forancient Egypt and lead to the presence of stars in the eyes!

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